Trump’s Deal to Preserve DACA But Escalate Deportations is a “Toxic Deal We Cannot Accept”

Cesar Vargas

Trump said he will not restore DACA—the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program—that protects hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants from deportation—unless lawmakers agree to expand the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and move to keep out thousands of children fleeing gang violence in Central America. We get response from Cesar Vargas, who is himself a DACA recipient. He’s the co-director of DREAM Action Coalition and New York state’s first openly undocumented attorney. Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET: https://democracynow.org Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: https://democracynow.org/donate

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